The season of pumpkin spice everything is around the corner, but I’ll take a beer over a latte any day, thank you. New Belgium Brewing announced the release of four fall beers Monday, including the requisite #PSB (pumpkin spice beer).
So before you go mourning the inevitable passage of summer, just remember you’ll have these four to keep you warm.
In one corner is Pumpkick Spiced Seasonal Ale, weighing in at 6 percent alcohol by volume. This year’s iteration will add tart cranberry to the familiar orange, pumpkin and cinnamon amalgam. And Pumpkick’s creamy mouth-feel finishes dry. I see you, New Belgium.
For all you crunchy dudes and dudettes, there’s Le Terroir Dry-Hopped Sour Ale. “Le Terroir” means “the earth” in French and references the beer’s hoppy IPA notes and the two-year wood barrel aging process. The pale sour ale contains notes of mango and peach and packs a punch at 7.5 percent alcohol by volume.
On draft is the Bretta IPA, part of New Belgium’s Hop Kitchen series. This hop-heavy beer bites with notes of pine and citrus. But don’t worry, Bretta still loves you and shows it with touches of pineapple. ABV: 7.5 percent.
Summer may be passing by, but draft Fruit Fly Passionfruit Citra Sour won’t let it go without a fight. The 5.7 percent ABV sour is a spin off a traditional Berliner weisse. Brewers blend in 800 pounds of passion fruit during fermentation, giving the beer citrus flavors and guava aromas with a dry, tart finish.
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